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Miracles & murders : an introductory anthology of Breton ballads

Author: Mary-Ann Constantine; Eva Guillorel; David Atkinson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Series: British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This is a vivid introduction, by two of the foremost scholars in the field, to one of the most fascinating and little-known song traditions in Europe, the Breton gwerz, or ballad. These narrative songs, collected in Western Brittany from the 19th century to the present day, recount a wealth of stories based on tragic local events or legends. They tell of shipwrecks, abductions, accidents and murders, miraculous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Constantine, Mary-Ann.
Miracles & murders.
Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017
(OCoLC)969981578
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary-Ann Constantine; Eva Guillorel; David Atkinson
ISBN: 9780191851483 0191851485
OCLC Number: 1004763977
Language Note: Contains Breton texts and English translations.
Notes: CD of ballads inside back cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 230 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps, music
Contents: INTRODUCTION; THE BALLADS
Series Title: British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph.
Responsibility: by Mary-Ann Constantine & Éva Guillorel ; with a foreword by David Atkinson.

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The highly dramatic Breton ballad tradition is relatively little-known. This volume explores the nature of the songs and the contexts in which they have been performed. A selection of songs is  Read more...

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